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EW Europe: SIGINT payload tested on Puma UAS

30th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has completed final testing of the latest variant of its Silent Echo signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload, service officials have explained. 

The payload has been designated the Joint Threat Warning System (JTWS) for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by USSOCOM’s Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (SRSE).

According to service officials, Variant 10.4 of the Silent Echo payload was successfully tested in July 2016 with the latest Variant, Silent Echo 10.6 having completed a final test programme in April 2017.

Silent Echo has been developed by the USSOCOM Special Applications For Contingencies (SAFC) organisation …

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